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The truth about Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette with the Rose by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (right). The French Neoclassical painting is notable for being painted by a female prodigy and a favorite of the queen who was executed by guillotine in oil on canvas

An example of a coiffure that was all the rage among upper-class ladies in the 1770's.  This fashion trend was made famous by Marie Antoinette, who became Queen of France in 1774.

The rather ostentatious “Frégate de Junon” hairstyle, as sported by Marie Antoinette. © Fiell Image Archive, 2011 There is no hair more iconic, perhaps, than Marie-Antoinette’s elaborately curled and.

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Marie Antoinette with a painting of her favourite, Yolande de Polignac, hanging on the wall behind.

Traveling through history of Art...Queen Marie-Antoinette and two of her children walking in the Park of Trianon, detail, by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, 1785.

DETAIL - Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, Queen Marie-Antoinette and two of her Children Walking in the Park of Trianon 1785

Adélaïde Victoire de Pelissier des Granges by ? (Versailles, musée Lambinet - Versailles France) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Adélaïde Victoire de Pelissier des Granges The high coiffure with straight front and curls when viewed from the sides date this to the early Her split bodice ends in a series of peplum panels edged with pink.

Marie Antoinette playing her harp. Her Imperial family in Austria was one that thoroughly enjoyed music. Antonia herself learned to play the harpsichord, spinet and clavichord, as well as the harp, taught by Gluck. During the family's musical evenings, she would sing French songs and Italian arias. She also excelled at dancing – an accomplishment often remarked by those who saw her.

Marie Antoinette playing her harp. Her Imperial family in Austria was one that…

1788 Portrait of Marie-Therese, Princesse de Lamballe. Note the fashionable curled & powdered hair.

This closeup from the 1788 Hickel portrait shows the lace ruffles decorating the Princess de Lamballe's dress, the waist band, and waistline.

1783 Marie Antoinette holding a rose by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun (Versailles)  This 1783 Vigée-Le Brun work may be the most well-known portrait of Marie-Antoinette. It was quickly painted in an attempt to calm the controversy caused by the "muslin portrait." Vigée-Lebrun painted many copies. Elements of the "muslin portrait" are retained - she wears a hat and holds a rose while wearing a bertha with two flounces and a skirt with two flounces.

Marie Antoinette holding a rose, 1783 by Elisabeth- Louise Vigee-Lebrun (Versailles). Similar to an earlier, controversial portrait of the Queen in a muslin gown, this portrait was created to make the Queen look more royal.

François Boucher - Madame de Pompadour Madame de Pompadour at Alte Pinakothek Munich Germany    François Boucher, Madame de Pompadour, 1756

At Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany - François Boucher, Madame de Pompadour, 1756

Marie-Antoinette with her kids

Marie Antoinette with two of her children, Adolf Ulrich Wertmuller. With two of her three children, Princess Marie Therese Charlotte of France and Dauphin Louis Joseph of France.